Okay, what did I do wrong?

thinandwavythinandwavy Registered Users Posts: 7
I just tried IAgirls gelatin protein treatment. I even did the cold water trick to make sure it was dissolved completely. I left it on for 5 minutes with a shower cap, rinsed very well, and then immediately did a deep conditioning treatment. After rinsing the DC, I had little white balls in my hair. I had to use a cleansing pudding to get them out. Did I do something wrong?
High porosity
Low density
Low elasticity
Medium to coarse


  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Registered Users Posts: 1,275 Curl Connoisseur
    What exactly did you put in the IAGirl's pt you used? Just the basic gelatin, water, acv (or citric acid) and 3 drops oil, or did you add additional ingredients?

    What was in your dt? Was it a homemade concoction or some sort of store bought product?

    I have a couple thoughts on what might have gone wrong...

    1. You may not have rinsed well enough.

    2. Something in your dt might have reacted poorly with any trace amounts of pt left on your hair.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low /medium porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure
    CO: As I Am
    RO /LI: GVPCB, Ion Effective Care, Maui Moisture Nourish and Moisture, Herbal Essences Birch Bark
    Stylers: Zotos All About Curls Bouncy Cream, Herbal Essences Body Envy Mousse, LALSG, UFDCM
    PT (as needed)IAGirl's, Mielle Babassu Mint, Zotos All About Curls Divine Treatment
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    I notice that you have low porosity hair. I have trouble with IAgirl's PT, too. It's too concentrated for my hair. I can use gelatin in my okra or FSG because I use it as one package of gelatin to 4 cups of water.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    Just curious if you've tried IAGirl's protein treatment with the half strength formula, left on for 2-3 minutes. That's what works best for me when I need a protein boost beyond what I'd get from adding a few drops of Colorful Neutral Protein Filler to my conditioner. Of course, I can understand if you don't want to try it again, based on your previous experience. Just thought it might be worth a shot for you.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • thinandwavythinandwavy Registered Users Posts: 7
    Yes, I think I will have to try again with less gelatin or water it down more. In answer to the first question, I added conditioner to it, as well as honey. I think the conditioner may have been what balled up in my hair. Not sure, but I'm not going to give up yet.

    The good news is that today my hair feels much softer and stronger than it did. So, despite the setback, I still think it did what it was supposed to.
    High porosity
    Low density
    Low elasticity
    Medium to coarse

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